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Protecting your dog at the beach

Dogs at beach

There are a few things you can do to protect your dogs at the beach.

Avoid hot sand

Sand can get blisteringly hot and can burn your dog’s paw pads. Consider booties to protect their feet or stick to walking along the water’s edge. Prevent your dog from eating sand. It can block your dog’s intestines causing an impaction.

Provide fresh water

Your dog can easily dehydrate in the heat of summer, so bring along some cool fresh water and frequently offer it to your dog. Try to limit the amount of salt water your dog drinks as it can make them sick.

Watch for heatstroke

Provide your dog with shade and plenty of chances to rest. Try to limit your beach visits to early or late in the day when the sun isn’t as strong.

Watch for signs of heatstroke such as excessive panting, mobility issues, and discoloured gums.

 Leashed areas

Look out for signs that indicate an on leash area.  

Scoop your poop

Please scoop up any poop that your dog may leave to make sure others don’t stand in it!

24 November 2023

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